This can be technically confusing, but in most cases, the answer is simple. Chances are when someone asks for your URL, domain name, or website, they are all asking the same question; how do they get to your website? In our case, the answer is www.lookmaimonline.com. It’s that simple.
You can register a website from resellers like www.lookmadomains.com. It should cost about $12.00 a year (or less). Just make sure the reseller you choose, has a feature to remind you when your website registration is about to expire. There have been many sad stories about businesses losing their registration because someone let it lapse.
All websites are unique. Most people are familiar with the .com portion of the website. This is called the top level domain (TLD), but there are many others, including:
.co .info .net .me .biz .org .gov .us and so many more…
In the case of businesses, the second level domain (SLD) is the whateveryoupicked. This usually represents your company or organization, but means nothing without the rest of the information.
The top level domain plus the second level domain create a different and unique website. Therefore, the websites www.lookmaimonline.com, www.lookmaimonline.net, and www.lookmaimonline.biz are each unique and may be registered by the same OR different companies.
So the next time someone asks for your URL, domain name, or website, you can respond:
If you would like to get more technical on this subject, please read the article, “Technically Speaking: What are the Components of a Website Address”. Just a warning, the article does get technical and you will NEVER need to know most of the information.